I like this bas-relief, it's quite arty, with background which is very much into my graphics style (used to do etching in fine arts academy back in student times), and nice to touch. It also has a backup function: can bring me to the presentation about the #transcaucasian #trail at Royal Geographic Society in London on February 1st. Very excited!:) Register today till 6pm if you are coming:) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-transcaucasian-expedition-free-public-lecture-fundraiser-tickets-30297431433 #arty #stamp #visa #uk #expedition #london @rgs_ibg @landrover #explore #adventure #caucasus #caucasusmountains #adventurearmenia #hikearmenia #tw
Nice memories from the warm season, when we were scouting the #transcaucasian #trail . In this shot, taken by Tom Allen, I am enjoying the moment of rest in the best position I found (for the cases you are either lazy to take your backpack down, or you don't have time for it). Really looking forward to getting tired on TCT again! #transcaucasianexpedition #longdistancehikingtrail #longdistancehikingroute #tavush #tavushregion #wilderness #armenianmountains #trailscouting #armenia #exploration @tom_r_allen @transcaucasiantrail @rgs_ibg #transarmenian
I chose this shot to share how tranquil this place can get at evenings. This is Yerevan's Impact Hub! I was giving an interview to Erica (intern and a great girl) yesterday, here at the Hub, and I was stoked to realize how much we as team of the Transcaucasian Trail, and I as an individual have already achieved during those months of our membership, friendship, connection with this project. This is not just a place. This is a beehive, a forest, a river of people and connections. Ideas just pop-up and start happening like in the movies. People come and go as if they time-travel, and this place certainly reminds a spaceship. Look at it!:) #transcaucasian #trail #transcaucasianexpedition #impacthubyerevan #whereideashavesex #impacthub #yerevan #greatplace #beehive #forest #popup #connections #armenia
Can you imagine a mountain range as big as the Alps and the Pyrenees combined without a single established trekking route? In 2016, a team of idealistic outdoor enthusiasts in the Caucasus decided to build one… This film is a a glimpse into an average day in the field for the members of the Land […]
I’m exhausted. Drained. Overwhelmed. If I knew back in April what I know now, this expedition would have looked very different. This is, of course, exactly what I signed up for…
As I stuffed the last bag of food into my pack, slung it over my back, and locked Georgina’s doors, it occurred to me that this would be the first unsupported multi-day hiking foray of the Transcaucasian Expedition.
Tavush was always at the top of my list of places to explore on this expedition. This forested mountainous region in the north of Armenia consists mainly of the eastern fringes of the Lesser Caucasus range. On satellite imagery you can trace this stretch of dark green forest through southern Georgia, along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, […]
If you follow the Lesser Caucasus mountain range north and west to its natural end point, you’ll descend from alpine pastures through the temperate rainforests of Adjara before being spat out near the seaside resort and port city of Batumi, a sprawl of casinos and beach bars and high-rise hotels that attracts Russian, Turkish and Armenian holidaymakers for partying and pleasure. It sits in stark contrast with the village of Nrnadzor at the opposite end of our route, 1,500km of hiking away in the mountainous semi-desert landscape of the Iranian-Armenia border, in which you’re more likely to get invited into a crumbling house for a shot of homemade vodka than overcharged in a rooftop bar for a gin & tonic. But that is the kind of diversity you should expect to find if you design a hiking route along a mountain range and accept all you find along it.